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Creamy Pesto Pasta

Looking for a fun and delicious meal to make this week? Try this creamy pesto pasta bake from @healthyishfoods. Made from fresh ingredients this pasta bake recipe is a breeze to prepare. Simply combine all of the ingredients in an oven-safe dish and bake it. Then, toss in your cooked pasta and you have a tasty meal in under 40 minutes.

INGREDIENTS

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Spray an 8×8 ceramic baking dish with cooking spray. Set it aside.
  3. Boil a pot of water and cook the spirali pasta according to the package directions.
  4. Drain off the water using a colander and drizzle the pasta with a very light coating of olive oil to prevent sticking. Set it aside.
  5. Meanwhile, add the cream cheese to the bottom of the baking dish.
  6. Next, add the diced shallots, pesto, chopped garlic, olive oil and salt.
  7. Bake uncovered for 25 minutes.
  8. Remove the cheese mixture from the oven and begin to stir in the heavy cream. Once the sauce is creamy and smooth, add the cooked pasta.
  9. Toss everything together until the pasta is well coated in the sauce.
  10. Top with grated parmesan cheese, red pepper flakes, arugula and a few turns of cracked black pepper.
  11. Serve hot!
Creamy Pesto Pasta

Creamy Pesto Pasta

Looking for a fun and delicious meal to make this week? Try this creamy pesto pasta bake from @healthyishfoods. Made from fresh ingredients this pasta bake recipe is a breeze to prepare. Simply combine all of the ingredients in an oven-safe dish and bake it. Then, toss in your cooked pasta and you have a tasty meal in under 40 minutes.